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Why should u include cruciferous vegetables in your diet?

INTRODUCTION:

I went  market to buy vegetables. I bought few vegetables and as I saw cabbage the term cruciferous ran in my mind as usual. But didn't buy it as it's rare vegetable used in my home . What is this cruciferous vegetable ? Why eating it is very important ?
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Cruciferous vegetables are the members of cruciferous family or cabbage family. Plants belonging to this family have flowers with four equal sized petals and hence the name cruciferous .


What does cruciferous vegetables contain and its benefits :


  • Cruciferous vegetable contain phytonutrients and sulforaphane which are plant based compounds that helps to reduce inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer especially lung, colorectal , prostate, breast cancer.

  • Cruciferous vegetable helps in detoxification ( removes toxins from our body).

  •  Vitamin A,B,C and folic acid.

  • Minerals like magnesium and potassium.

  • Fiber which is good for intestinal health.

  • Because of its anti inflammatory properties it reduces any inflammation in arterial lining thus reducing heart diseases.

  • Helps in weight loss .

  • It's also a rich source of antioxidants .

Alot of benefits .. Isn't it ?


List of cruciferous vegetables :

Cabbage

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Cauliflower


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Broccoli


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Kale


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Turnip


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Radish


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Note :

1. Eating alot of cruciferous vegetables may cause gas . Therefore , people who has gastritis should eat in moderation. But do not avoid eating owing to its benefits.

2. It is found that cruciferous vegetables may interact with thyroxine production . Therefore , people with thyroxine deficiency should take the advice of doctor.



CONCLUSION :

In this blog, we saw a whole lot of benefits of cruciferous vegetables. Few of which , I was also not aware. I use to use cauliflower, turnips and radish but not cabbage but after writing this blog I have decided to include even cabbage. What about u? Write in your valuable feed back.

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